Resistance

winter morning frost on flowers

Standing up to time,
butterfly-winged spring petals,
blooming in winter.

Home ground

a leafless tree with its brances spread out

Every branch a home—
corellas, galas, magpies:
a family tree.

Seasonal wear

a bald tree on a winter morning

Bark as bold as brass,
the bald and the beautiful—
winter-cloaked gum tree.

Wishful

eucalyptus trees with the morning sun shining on them

Wouldn’t world be better—
if the silver we pine for,
are gum trees only.

Wintervention

Photo of the sun setting behind eucalyptus trees

Fireball in the sky,
showering the world with sparks,
warm up for winter.